I first met Kim almost 20 years ago when she was just about 12, and her mom and my dad were dating. As we spent a lot of time together, her mom became like a second mom to me, and Kim became a little sister to me and we formed a relationship that I cherish to this day. In that time together, I got a good glimpse at their family and the laughter and joy they shared and their wonderful personalities. It didn’t work out with my dad and her mom, and my dad passed away in 2001, so I didn’t see much of Kim after that. So, when I got a request from her earlier this year asking if I’d shoot her wedding, you can’t even imagine how excited I was to not only have the privilege of photographing her wedding but to BE at her wedding and see all of their family again.
I drove down to Rhode Island the morning of the wedding and it was an absolute downpour the entire drive and basically right up until about an hour before the ceremony. They made the call earlier in the day to move the ceremony indoors which just took the pressure off of not knowing what the weather was going to do. It cleared just in time for the bridal party to head over from the suite to The Club House where the ceremony would take place, and remained beautiful for the rest of the day and night.
Kim and Jason shared their own vows with each other, and listening to their words and how they complemented each other so well brought me so much joy. After the ceremony, we walked outside of the ceremony site and everyone gathered around the cannon (YES, a fully functioning cannon!) and waited for them to light the fuse. I definitely underestimated how loud the boom was going to be as I had set up slightly downwind from the cannon to get my shot, as my ears rang for a solid ten seconds BUT HOW COOL!
The reception was beautiful inside The Bakehouse and guests were treated to beautiful toasts, including an incredible performance by Kim and her high school quartet!
I can’t say enough good things about the Squantum Association as a venue. Everything was beautiful, the staff were incredibly flexible with the uncertain weather, and every last detail was perfect! These are some of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!
Venue: Squantum Association
DJ: Ben Drumm
Piano: Steven Higgs
Dress: David’s Bridal
Kim’s hair and makeup: Hair and Makeup artistry by Marlena at Lustria Salon and Spa